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Misbehaving PSG fans lead to stand closure

2018-03-23 08:09
PSG supporters (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Paris Saint-Germain have been ordered to close off a section at Parc des Princes for their next European match over crowd trouble during the clash with Real Madrid.

Home fans set off numerous flares in the Auteuil stand which led to delay in the UEFA Champions League last-16, second-leg tie when thick smoke drifted across the stadium.

Unai Emery's side lost 2-1 on the night to exit the competition 5-2 on aggregate as the defending champions marched on to the quarter-finals in their quest to lift an unprecedented third successive trophy.

UEFA handed the French giants four charges relating to the behaviour of their supporters, as well as a €43 000 fine.

PSG are strolling to another Ligue 1 title as they sit 17 points clear of second-placed Monaco with seven games remaining. They will therefore go straight into the Champions League group stages next season and the stand closure will come into effect for their first home game.

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